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East Rand needs a plan and quickly


4 June 1997 South Africa’s ‘unknown metropolis’ had a historic start, but it now has to bear the twin albatrosses of unemployment and an increasing…

Gearing up for great challenge


22 May 1997 Steely determination and strong leadership are what is needed to ensure that the Government’s macroeconomic strategy (GEAR) is consistently maintained in all…

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Durban, new global competitor


28 October 1996 Cities are the new arenas for global economic activity and competition. This has enormous implications for how cities are managed and governed….

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Durban’s vision needs good leadership


16 October 1996 Through a combination of historical and geographical luck, political pragmatism, municipal fiscal conservatism and the tight-knit focus of local business leaders, Durban…

Cities hold the key to success


18 October 1996 Consider this from The Economist: “The liberalisation of world trade and the influence of regional trading groups, such as the North American…

The challenge facing South Africa’s cities


14 October 1996 Contributing editor Ann Bernstein examines the implications of an increasingly integrated and global economy for South Africa’s major cities. Cities are the…

Give more respect, power to NGOs


17 July 1996 South Africa is a richer, more effective, and more compassionate society because of the intricate network of organisations in the NGO (non-government…